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Rich Central Campus High School

Public | 9-12 | 1459 students

 

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Posted March 20, 2014

I'm senior at rich central and been there all four year the school have changed so much and not on a go way .there are some really good teacher here but A lot of the teacher act like students they gossip and act immature . The student that go here don't live in the district neighbors a lot of there live in the city and use other people address.the deans don't know what there doing .i wouldn't recommend anyone go here all they do is fight .


Posted March 18, 2014

They State needs to step in and clean up the mess at RC. Some of the staff should be fired. Parents if you have children at RC please come and let you voice be heard at the BOARD MEETINGS. We need to pull together and stop letting the staff members that sit on their lazy behinds and collect a paycheck. One of the deans their that I have spoken with should removed she is not professional at all. This school is a very bad choice for students it is gets worse every year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2013

I believe this district has dramatically changed for the worse. The students run the schools. The state needs to come in and clean house and get back to basics to restore order. The students who do not belong in the district should be removed immediately. I worked there for many years and it is my belief that there is no parent student accountability. The students receive a subpar education and are not prepared for college. Betty Owens should not be on the board.


Posted September 11, 2012

I am so glad my daughter goes to a Catholic school in this district. The review signed by a 'teacher' on Sept. 9, 2012, is all I need to know about the credentials of this school. The review is laden with poor sentence structure, language usage, and run-on sentences. No teacher at this level could teach a student anything about English and writing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2012

I am a previous staff member at RC, and I witness a school board that had no knowledge of what the teachers and the students were doing, the board is the reason why this school is failing, the board never comes and sit in a class to help assess the need of the children, the curriculums are design by the board which is not appropriate for the students, the board gives orders, and thats all they do, those people over there has no idea on providing and producing quality students, the board is only concern with looking good to the public, while RC falls behind every year. Its absolute shame, parents allow this continuity of failure with this school being on academic probation for years, how many kids will graduate from RC no knowing how to write a proper paragraph, sentence structure, speaking poor english, cannot read, and I mean CANNOT read, grades are being changed to dodge the honest true about this school. I blame the entire awful mess on the board, who thinks having a MILLION DOLLAR office building is more important than our children education. That a huge waste of tax dollars, looking for answers ask the board, and they donot KNOW...........truly sad
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 30, 2012

If there was a negative star rating for this school, I would so rate it that way. I have a sophomore daughter and she witnessed a boy lighting a girl's hair on fire last week. Now she is getting threats. First off, what kind of teacher or substitute in this case, let a child do that? And second, why is that kid still in school? The academics are poor at this school, and my daughter who is in all honors classes is not being challenged. The only class she is challenged in is Spanish III. I'm very disgusted with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 30, 2011

this is an average high school, its not the greatest but its not the worst. for the most part, everyone gets along and is well behaved. i can admit tho that the academics could be a lot more challenging and the teachers a lot more trained and qualified. also, its a bit unorganized. i love central tho. i feel like the people there are my family. the teachers and staff do try their best to push us to do our best. i do feel that i will have to teach myself certain things when it comes to college. for example i am a sophomore and in english we are still learning parts of speech which i feel is remedial for this age. but all in all Central is a fairly good school and i enjoy being there.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 30, 2011

This school is terrible. The academics that are there dont not help the kids succeed in the next level. Sports are terrible, my son plays on the golf team and it is not even taught how to golf correctly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2011

Hillcrest all day, Rich Central is the weakest school on the face of the planet. HILLCREST!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 29, 2010

Parent of an 8th grader . Son went to Arcadia, Indiana, now Huth -all good. A good school teaches ALL studnts, expects excellence in education, & prepares students for next level. After hearing the nonsense with this district, called RC for the compelling argument of why son should attend RC vs private school. After talking to 3 people, finally spoke 2 nice woman who flat out stated, "If your son wants an education; to be prepared for college, he can get needs met at RC, but keep in mind, this is public HS." While I appreciated the glimmer of hope, I thought 'how sad' . What does being public have 2 do w/anything? Other public HS like Lincolnways are leaving RC in the dust & now have a Charter HS. RC, turn it around now & fast so parents like me don t have 2 go thru this. Make it right.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2010

I am a former student of Central, sent my children to Central, and still live in the district. The school is a disaster compared to what it was about 20 years ago. When you have a near riot in front of the school in which PARENTS are involved in the actual fighting you have a huge problem. I blame the incompetent board of education for the disaster--they hire incompetent people, don't support the staff, and allow unacceptable student behavior in the school--the perfect recipe for disaster. My home value has dropped precipitously because of RC, and not just because of the mortgage crisis. I'm very, very angry.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2009

As a former student of Rich Central I would definitley have to rate it as unsatisfactory or lower. The curriculum is inadequate and discipline is a joke. If you're in this school zone and are planning to go to college, I suggest looking into private schools. Maybe some things have changed since I last went there in 2007, but it's not promising.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 16, 2008

This school is great one because of our Rich Central Marching Olympian Band. If it wasn't for thwm, this school wouldv'e been even worse. Majority of the school including sfaculty staff and teachers look up to us; I attended this school for 3 yrs so far and i have a GPA of a 3.67...
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 22, 2008

Like every institution, this school has it's ups and downs but overall is improving. The newly hired principal is excellent in his relationships with the students and has a great understanding of what the school is missing. As a graduate of RC and current college student I can say that the English department is one of the best and I found myself very adequately prepared for my college english coursework. The people who are complaining need to attend the board meetings and get involved to help change and better our schools instead of bad mouthing it. I believe that the schools that are considered 'the best' are those that have parents that care and take initiative to improve the schools environment by becoming involved with their childrens education and getting to know the schools staff as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2008

I'm a 10th grader at rich central high school. I'm in all honors and two AP courses. I would like to state my rating...this school is doing nothing to educate those who want it. they are unorganized. and some of the teachers there are not helping the students fully understand the lesson. the district iis firing teachers who are actually teaching the students. the school is on acadmic probation. I don't know what people are thinking when they say that is school is excellent or even by saying it is decent.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 30, 2007

I have to admit that I am pleasantly surprised with this school. My child has honor classes and is doing very well. The teachers seem concerned with the students progress and are willing to help. I attend parent/teacher conferences so that I am involved and fully aware of whats going on. My experience so far has been pleasant.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2007

Some of the teachers here are horrible. Instead of teaching they are just babysitting. We don't need babysitters..we need our kids to be educated!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2007

The school is an awful environment. This is absolutely not a learning environment, but rather, one that is the downfall of public school systems.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 31, 2006

Terrific parent/teacher involvement. Wide range of teachers from those that are highly dedicated to those who use tenure as an excuse not to work. Difficulty keeping staff with an adversarial relationship between staff and a school board that is more concerned with cultural issues, which are important, but shouldn't eclipse education needs. School will continue to struggle until this conflict is resolved and consistent programs can be put in place
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 24, 2006

My son is enrolled in all Honors and AP classes. He is also involved in the school athletics. We have no problems with the teachers or with his coaches. I do have a lack of response when I e-mail the administration.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

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Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

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33%
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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Prairie State Achievement Examination (PSAE) to test students in grade 11 in reading, math and science. The PSAE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students28%
Female31%
Male25%
Black27%
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Low income28%
Non-low income28%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities31%
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Reading

All Students30%
Female38%
Male23%
Black30%
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Low income29%
Non-low income33%
Students with disabilities (IEP)2%
Students without disabilities34%
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Science

All Students21%
Female20%
Male21%
Black20%
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Low income20%
Non-low income22%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities23%
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Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Prairie State Achievement Examination (PSAE) to test students in grade 11 in reading, math and science. The PSAE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

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46%
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28%
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Average ACT score

18

Graduation rate

84.5%


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 ISAT results from the state of Illinois.

2 This rating is based on composite ACT scores and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2012-13.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 95% 18%
Hispanic 2% 24%
White 2% 51%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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3600 West 203rd Street
Olympia Fields, IL 60461
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